Fingering Federal Prosecutors for Racial Bias

Fingering Federal Prosecutors for Racial Bias

February 26, 2013 | by Earl Ofari Hutchinson | The Huffington Post

Federal prosecutions that integrate racial bias into legal proceedings are partly responsible for the high number of incarcerated minorities. The article references NCCD’s March 2009 report entitled “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the U.S. Criminal Justice System,” which presents findings about the overrepresentation of people of color in the nation’s criminal justice system.

Federal prosecutions that integrate racial bias into legal proceedings are partly responsible for the high number of incarcerated minorities. The article references NCCD’s March 2009 report entitled “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the U.S. Criminal Justice System,” which presents findings about the overrepresentation of people of color in the nation’s criminal justice system. This disproportionate blaming of minorities is a serious problem, but as this article notes, simply pointing fingers at biased prosecutors will not eliminate the issue.

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